Spotlight: Hilliard, OH

Spotlight Hilliard, OH1

Spotlight: Hilliard, OH – Hilliard, Ohio is a town outside of Columbus. With many amenities to offer such as restaurants, parks, and entertainment options it is considered a great place to live! The city of Hilliard was selected one of the state’s “Best Hometowns” for 2012 by Ohio Magazine. Ohio Magazine chose Hilliard based on six criteria: community spirit, business environment, heritage and culture, education, entertainment, and health and safety.

Where

–   Hilliard is located between Big Darby Creek on the west and the Scioto River on the east. bordered on the east by Columbus and Upper Arlington, on the North by Columbus and Dublin, on the south by Galloway and Columbus, and to the west lies open farmland.

–   There is also easy access to freeway systems with I-270 cutting through Hilliard, as well as 70.

Interesting Facts

– Hilliard was once a very rural farming community. The Village of Hilliard became incorporated on July 13, 1869 with a population of just 280 residents. As a hub of agricultural shipping and a railroad it quickly grew. The construction of subdivisions in the 1950s andI-270 in the 1980s caused major booms in growth.

Local Attractions

–   The City of Hilliard has constructed one of the largest memorials in the country to pay tribute to first responders everywhere and to insure the events of 9/11 are remembered forever. With this theme as a focal point, the park is located at the southeast corner of Main and Center Streets in Old Hilliard, an area representing a typical American City.

–   Prairie Oaks Park, Municipal Park, Heritage Trail Dog Park, Rails to Trails,

–   Movie Tavern & Starplex Cinemas

–   Tin Pin Alley

–   East and West Municipal Pools

Schools

– As the 9th largest school district in the state of Ohio, the Hilliard City School District serves more than 15,700 students in grades K-12, through three high schools, three middle schools, two sixth-grade schools and 14 elementary schools. The district also operates a transportation center, an administration building and a maintenance/resource center. It has a top rated educational system with many options for the students such as the Tolles Technical Center. Many of the students graduating from Hilliard continue on to pursue higher education.

Median Income: $79,448

Population: 30,564

Median Age: 35.9 years

The city of Hilliard looks towards the future by continuing its economic development efforts with commercial growth while retaining the charm of its historic district and continuing to maintain the friendly atmosphere that make Hilliard a great place to live, work, and raise a family. Are you familiar with the Hilliard area? What’s your favorite thing about Hilliard? Comment to share with us!

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